Giving Every Student Access to Excellent Teachers: A Vision for Focusing Federal Investments in Education

In this report, the Center for American Progress and Public Impact outline four concrete actions that the federal government can take to expand student access to excellent teachers. These include structuring competitive grants to induce districts and states to shift to transformative school designs that allow excellent teachers (and the teams they lead) to reach more students; reorienting existing formula grants to encourage transition to new classroom models that extend the reach of great teachers (both directly and through leading teaching teams); creating a focal point for federal research and development efforts; and creating and enforcing a new civil right to excellent teachers.
Center for American Progress and Public Impact